WTFPL is a terrible license

Please reconsider the choice of WTFPL as a license.

The use of WTFPL as a license is discouraged for multiple reasons.

The Open Source Initiative chose not to approve the license as an open-source license, saying:[3]

It's no different from dedication to the public domain. Author has submitted license approval request – author is free to make public domain dedication. Although he agrees with the recommendation, Mr. Michlmayr notes that public domain doesn't exist in Europe. Recommend: Reject.


  1. WTFPL is harmful to software developers
  2. FSF
  3. OSI